PARK HILLS – Arcadia Valley scored repeatedly on Potosi miscues and needed only five kills in the first set Wednesday night to prevail 25-19, 25-19 for seventh place in the MAAA volleyball tournament.
Kristen Williams finished with seven kills, including four during her initial front-row stint in game 2. The senior middle also tallied two blocks, two aces and five digs for Arcadia Valley (19-9-3).
The Lady Tigers would not trail again after taking five straight points to lead 15-11 on the serving of Megan Williams, who notched kills and six digs opposite her sister in the rotation.
Arcadia Valley had to overcome a few of the ball-handling struggles that noticeably plagued Potosi (9-17) in the early going, and was clinging to a narrow 18-17 lead in game 2.
Briar Johnson delivered a left-side kill to widen the gap, however, and Megan Williams knocked down two more on consecutive rallies to seal the outcome.
Potosi enjoyed more defensive stands to stay competitive throughout the second stanza. Jenna Haynes followed one of her three blocks with a kill to lead 8-7 after Kylie Cain made two digs near the surface.
Miranda Chazelle saved an errant pass near the scorer’s table, eventually leading to another Haynes stuff, and Megan Finley spiked the Lady Trojans to their final edge at 11-10.
Kristen Williams served four straight points that required no offensive termination, and two overpass kills from Holly inman and Bri Landrum put Arcadia Valley safely ahead 14-7 in the first set.
Jerrika Brockes brought up seven digs for the Lady Tigers, who used a combination of four setters to record assists in a contact that lacked an energetic atmosphere at times.
Cain served four aces and equaled Haynes with four kills apiece for the Lady Trojans. Allie Golden chipped in three kills and Emily Camillo produced seven digs.
Arcadia Valley was forced to play immediately after suffering a 21-25, 25-10, 25-17 setback in the Silver Bracket semifinal round against Bismarck.
Johnson was superb in defeat with 14 kills to pace the Lady Tigers. Kristen Williams totaled 11 kills with 10 digs, and Megan Williams contributed nine kills plus 13 digs.
Ninth-seeded Potosi dropped its first match of the day to Valle Catholic 25-15, 25-22, despite getting eight kills and two blocks from Cain. Bella Ball made eight digs and Haynes registered three blocks.